[Rdo-newsletter] June RDO community newsletter

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Tue Jun 3 20:02:28 UTC 2014

Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

Here's what's going on in RDO, and in the larger OpenStack world, in
the coming days.

OpenStack Events

With the OpenStack Summit behind us, June is a little quieter, but
there are still a number of events coming up.

OpenStack Israel - http://www.openstack-israel.org/ - is actually
already passed - it was held June 2 in Herzliya. You can follow
OpenStack Israel on Twitter, at @OpenStackIL, to catch the news
coming out of that event over the next few days, and see the videos
of the talks you may have missed.

In just a few days (June 4) OpenStack UK Day -
http://www.eventbooking.uk.com/openstack/home.html - will be held in
London. There will be presentations by a number of OpenStack
luminaries, including Monty Taylor and Mark McCloughlin, and a great
opportunity to meet other OpenStack users and developers. With the
Red Hat acquisition of Inktank still very new news, you might want to
catch John Spray's talk on Ceph to see what that's all about.

On that same day, there will be a CentOS dojo in Cincinnati, Ohio,
USA. - http://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Cincinnati2014 CentOS is
the leading platform for deploying RDO, and with the ongoing work on the
CentOS Cloud SIG, this will be a great place to come talk about how
RDO fits into CentOS, and how we can achieve closer ties between the
two communities.

On Friday, June 6th, at 13:00 Eastern US time, Hugh Brock will be
presenting a Google Hangout on TripleO. You can register your
attendance at

On the third Tuesday of every month (That's June 17, this month), we
hold a bug triage event. See the latest open ticket list at
us/ and join us all through the day on the #rdo channel on the
Freenote IRC network.

You can always see the upcoming events on the RDO Events calendar, at
http://openstack.redhat.com/Events and on the main OpenStack events
calendar at http://openstack.org/events

New articles, Wiki content

The following new docs have been added to the RDO wiki in the past

* Deploying an RDO Overcloud with Instack -
http://openstack.redhat.com/Deploying_an_RDO_Overcloud_with_Instack -
part of the larger series on using Instack with RDO -

* ML2 from OVS - http://openstack.redhat.com/ML2_from_OVS - a
tutorial starting from a working OpenStack Icehouse install with the
Openvswitch plugin.

* Creating CentOS and Fedora images ready for use on OpenStack -

* Getting started with GRE on Icehouse -

We've also had a lot of great articles posted by various RDO
engineers in the past month:

* Improving libvirt firewall performance - Daniel Berrange:

* Integrating Kerberos into Keystone - Adam Young:

* Keystone Federation - Adam Young:

* User Interface discussion at OpenStack Juno Summit - Liz Blanchard:

* OpenStack Orchestration and Configuration Management - Zane Bitter:

* Flat networks with ML2 and OpenVSwitch - Lars Kellogg-Stedman:

* Video: Configuring OpenStack's external bridge on a
single-interface system - Lars Kellogg-Stedman:

For the latest great articles from OpenStack engineers, be sure to
follow http://planet.openstack.org/

OpenStack Summit and Community Survey Results

At the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta a few weeks ago, the results from
the OpenStack User Survey were announced. The survey was greatly
expanded from last time, in terms of what data was being collected,
so it's hard to just directly compare last year's results to this
year's, but it's fun to try.

First of all, here's last year's survey results:
(and summarized at
http://www.openstack.org/blog/2013/11/openstack-user-survey-october-2013/ )

And this year's results:

I was struck by how slowly production deployments of OpenStack move,
with substantial numbers of deployments still on Folsom, Essex, or
even earlier. Meanwhile, in the proof-of-concept and developer
spaces, we see CentOS and RHEL making a big jump on the lead held,
for the moment, by Debian and Ubuntu.

You can see much of the content from the Summit on the OpenStack
Foundation Youtube page at

Staying in Touch

The best ways to keep up with what's going on in the RDO community

* Follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/rdocommunity
* Google+ - http://tm3.org/rdogplus
* rdo-list mailing list - http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list
* This newsletter - http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter
* RDO Q&A - http://ask.openstack.org/

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!

Rich Bowen, OpenStack Community Liaison
rbowen at redhat.com

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